Logging

Industry Group

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Workforce
73.2k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.7
Estimated Job Growth
−20.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$44,084
Average Male Salary
$44,504
Average Female Salary
$43,047

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The top three occupations in the Logging Industry Group are Logging workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, and Construction equipment operators. On average, full-time employees in the Logging Industry Group work 48.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $46,376. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22 hours and earn an average annual salary of $24,379.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Logging Industry Group are Douglas County PUMA, OR, Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, and Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Logging.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Logging Industry Group. Logging workers are the most common position, but the Logging Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Logging workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Logging goes to Millwrights.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
−0.877%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 11.3k people employed in the Logging industry. This represents a −0.877% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Logging over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

73.2k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 71.2k
−0.562%
1 Year Growth
± 13.1%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 73.2k people employed in the Logging Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Logging Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.562%, , from 71.6k people in 2019 to 71.2k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Logging by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Logging workers represent the largest share of positions held in Logging at 39.8%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 16.7% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 8.76%.

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Wages

Average Salary

$44,084
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,778

On average, employees in the Logging Industry Group make $44,084 per year. This number makes Logging the 193 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.361
WAGE GINI

Logging has a wage GINI of 0.361, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Logging (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Logging Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Logging Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Logging Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Logging Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $44,504 and $43,047. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

4.91k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±1.72k
66.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
±6.32k

93.1% of workers in the Logging Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$44,504
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,957
$43,047
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,799

On average, Male workers in the Logging Industry Group make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. Alaska Native
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Logging Industry Group earn 1.48 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Logging Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Logging Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Logging Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Logging Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Logging Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Logging Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Logging Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Logging industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Logging industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −20.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (12.6%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

−20.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Logging. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

12.6%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Logging industry.

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